[ANSTHRLD] Dressing up in the new finery

Luciana Caterina di Boniface dolce.luce at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 13:44:21 PDT 2006

ah.......ok, that makes MUCH more sense. Thank you.

As far as the water bearer's sash goes....Would I do better to see if the
Barony's water bearer would like to have it? She puts in a great deal of
work, and I do not think she has one.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the information

On 8/29/06, J. Ziegler <shauna at bresnan.net> wrote:
> Luciana Caterina di Boniface wrote:
> >I became the proud keeper of a few goodies last night - a couple of
> tabards
> >(I just LOVE playing dressup!) and two sashes. Now,...I can figure out
> what
> >to do with the tabards, but the sashes are leaving me in a bit of a
> >quandry...
> >
> >The first sash is green with the crossed trumpets, in shiny-ish gold,
> >positioned about where it would be on a person's (left?) shoulder. My
> >understanding is that this would be something worn by a herald when they
> >were not 'officially on duty'. But,....First, am I correct in this, and
> >Second, when would that be the case if I am? Would this mean that  herald
> >could simply show up at an event (ie: Pensic) where they were not
> performing
> >in a Heraldic capacity and stroll around the entire time with the sash
> on?
> >
> >The next sash is blue, with a circular badge, about shoulder height, that
> >has teardrop/raindrop on it. I do not remember at the moment if the
> >teardrop/raindrop is white or blue. I believe it is blue and that the
> badge
> >is white. What does this stand for, and when would this be worn?
> >
> >Any information on either of these would be greatly appreciated.
> >
> >In Service,
> >Luciana
> >
> >
> >
> The 'sash' is actually called a baldric, and is worn when you ARE on
> duty, in whatever capacity you are comfortable with. Most commonly, in
> my experience, the baldric is worn when doing town crier at an outdoor
> event or when functioning as a field herald for tournaments.
> The other baldric is for waterbearer duty - you would wear that when
> carrying either jugs or bottles of water or gatorade (or other
> equivalent beverage) for folks to refresh themselves - usually fighters,
> but I have seen populace in general be helped by waterbearers when it is
> really hot outside.
> Baroness Shauna of Carrick Point
> de-lurking Artemisian herald
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